Available courses

    This is the course page for writers who have signed up to the Publishing Day 2021 publisher and agent consultations.

    Book here for Creative Non-Fiction Weekend Schools in Nov/Dec 2021 and Feb/March 2022

    Book here for Creative Writing Programme Weekend Schools in Nov/Dec 2021 and Feb/March 2022

    This is the Approaches to Writing Monday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Jac Cattaneo

    This is the Tactics for Writing Monday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Hannah Vincent

    This is the Story Structure Monday afternoon group (1pm - 3.30pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Bethan Roberts

    This is the Writing Workshops Monday afternoon group (1pm - 3.30pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Jac Cattaneo

    This is the Approaches to Writing Monday evening group (6.30pm - 9pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Dr Hannah Vincent

    This is the Tactics for Writing Monday evening group (6.30pm - 9pm) for 1st year CWP writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

    This is the Story and Form Tuesday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for writers on the 2nd year of the Autobiography and Life Writing Programme. Tutor: Dr John O'Donoghue

    This is the Life Writing Workshops Tuesday morning group (10am - 12.30pm) for writers on the 2nd year of the Autobiography and Life Writing Programme. Tutor: Dr Hannah Vincent

    This is the Approaches to Creative Non-Fiction Tuesday afternoon group (1pm -3.30pm) for 1st year CNF writers. Tutor: Holly Dawson

    This is the Memory and Imagination Tuesday afternoon group (1pm -3.30pm) for 1st year CNF writers. Tutor: Lulah Ellender

    This is the Story Structure Tuesday evening group (6.30pm-9pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Catherine Smith

    This is the Writing Workshops Tuesday evening group (6.30pm-9pm) for 2nd year CWP writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

    This is the Approaches to Writing Wednesday Morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Dr Beth Miller

    This is the Tactics for Writing Wednesday Morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Bethan Roberts

    This is the Approaches to Writing (online) Thursday morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

    This is the Tactics for Writing (online) Thursday morning group (10-12.30am) for 1st year writers. Tutor: Jacq Molloy

    This is the Story Structure Friday morning group (10-12.30am) for 2nd year writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

    This is the Writing Workshops Friday morning group (10-12.30am) for 2nd year writers. Tutor: Rosie Chard

    This is the Writing Poetry Friday Afternoon group (1pm - 3.30pm). Tutor: Verity Spott

    This is the Advanced Poetry Workshop Friday afternoon group (1pm-3.30pm). Tutor Dr John McCullough

    This is the Advanced Writing Workshop Saturday morning group (10-1pm).Tutor: Umi Sinha

    This is the tutor page for tutors on the Creative Writing Programme to share ideas and materials.


    Site news

    Book for Vaccines - Auction

    by Mark Slater -

    The writer Phoebe Morgan has set up Books for Vaccines, an auction of writing-related lots. It's to raise money for Care International's project to provide vaccines for the poorest countries. 

    There are some amazing things to bid for - signed books, rare editions, one-to-one sessions with editors and agents, tickets for events, etc. There are plenty of bids that are at £15 or less.

    It's a chance to get a books/writing bargain, and donate to a great cause too. It closes on 21st May. 

    All best

    Mark




    Creative Writing Programme - March Weekend Schools - Book Now!

    by Mark Slater -

    Dear All,

    We have now opened up the March Weekend Schools to everyone on the Creative Writing Programme. You will find a link to them on your course page. You can also access the booking page here: 

    http://lms.creativewritingprogramme.org.uk/local/commerce/browseproducts.php

    Although the Weekend Schools are predominantly based on prose writing, I'm sure poets will find poet and memoir writer, Rob Hamberger's session of particular interest.

    The sessions begin at 10am with a focusing Zoom session in which writers will read and discuss extracts and possibly do some initial writing. After the preliminary session (which should last for between 90 minutes and 2 hours), you will be given some writing tasks to carry out during the afternoon. The Zoom will re-convene later in the day for the group to discuss the writing process and share learning. 

    If you have any problems with booking, please let me know. 
    All best
    Mark

    Welcome back to the Creative Writing Programme!

    by Mark Slater -

    Dear All,

    Happy New Year! We have set up your new course pages (for all of you on our two-year courses) and you should be getting messages from your Spring Term tutors soon (If you haven't already). The Writing Poetry group meets this Friday and term starts for everyone else next week. No holiday extensions for you! (Luckily, having set up our online teaching, we're not affected by educational closures).

    A lot has happened over the last few weeks, so I've asked course tutors to keep the Zooms open after you've finished your taught sessions next week so you can catch up with each other.

    I hope you enjoy the term. Don't forget, I'm available on Zoom on Thursday afternoons if you want a chat - otherwise just email me if there is anything I can do to help.

    Dates for Spring Term Weekend Schools are in the Term Dates info block.

    All best

    Mark


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